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Minimally Invasive Surgery Eliminates
Pain From Bumps, Bunions, and Corns
Without A Trip To The Hospital
Many people live with pain because they are not aware of the new surgical
procedures that can help them. Those who suffer from painful foot conditions are
forced to curtail their activities, forego exercise, social plans with friends
and family, and sometimes give up stimulating jobs in favor of sedentary work.
The main reason for this is fear. People are afraid of surgery and hospitals.
They worry that a large surgical procedure will put them out of commission, make
them bedridden, require a long convalescence and chew up their sick leave.
With Minimal Incision (Minimally Invasive) Surgery, Patients Are Able To Walk
Right After Surgery!
Modern technology has given medicine the opportunity to forge ahead at a rapid
rate making it easier to have physical ailments corrected. One such development
is in the field of foot surgery and is called Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS).
With the use of specially-designed instruments, Dr. Meyerberg can now perform an
surgical procedure on your foot through a very small opening. Developed over
thirty years ago by pioneers in the field of foot surgery, MIS is now being
successfully to surgically correct painful conditions such as:
•Nerve Growths and Neuromas
•Painful Bone Bumps
•Corns (which are actually caused by small bone spurs)
A Hospital Visit Is Unnecessary
Before, surgery required an inpatient or outpatient hospital visit. Patients
could anticipate a good deal of discomfort and a slow recovery. With Minimal
Incision Surgery, you can expect:
•Few or no stitches
•No casts or crutches
A Convenient Office Procedure
The following diagrams show the difference in incision size:
Some People Can't Believe They've Had Surgery At All
Because many MIS procedures are so comfortable, some patients can't believe they
had surgery at all and tend to overdo it. As with any sugery your surgeon will
give you post-operative instructions that may include:
•Limited activity for 2-3 days
•Baths instead of showers to keep the incision dry
•A surgical shoe to protect the foot
Why Insurance Policies Like MIS
Minimal Surgical Surgery carries much less risk of complications and can be
completed in our office. Thus, it is a cost-saving procedure and is readily
approved by most insurance companies (except HMOs, of course), including
Medicare. If you have no insurance or you've been getting an HMO run-around, we
can make EZ financial arrangements. We want you to have the care you need.
When You Need Dr. Meyerberg's Help
Dr. Alan Meyerberg has 25 years of exeriance. His goal, as well as the staff's,
is to make your experience a positive and comfortable one. With this in mind,
his practice offers:
•Comfortable anesthesia: Many patients fear foot surgery not because of the
procedure, but because of the anesthesia needle. We spray a quick freeze on the
skin, then normal numbing of the area can then be done. This is much more
comfortable than the usual methods of local anesthesia.
Concoius Sedation (Lauging Gas): Is available and mkaes the experiance a
•Second opinions: If you are considering foot surgery, it is reasonable for you
to investigate the possibility of Minimally Invasive Surgery. While MIS cannot
be used for all corrections, it can be offered for many common problems.
•Complimentary consultation: Dr. Meyerberg is conservative in his approach. He
makes liberal use of educational material and extensive explanations and leaves
the final decision about treatment up to his patients. As a courtesy, Dr.
Meyerberg offers a free consultation for patients considering MIS, so that all
options can be explored.